Area Information

Moss Landing RV Park is centrally located in the heart of the Monterey Bay Sanctuary between Monterey and Santa Cruz and is blessed with a mild coastal climate. Outdoor recreational opportunities include whale watching, kayaking, hang gliding, golfing, fishing, surfing, birding, diving, and much more all within a short distance of the park. To help you explore the area, we have gathered some online resources to assist you in your travel planning.


  • Moss Landing Chamber of Commerce – Information on local events, restaurants, antique shops and more.
  • Elkhorn Slough Foundation – The Elkhorn Slough Foundation is considered the stewards of the 1,400 acre Elkhorn Slough. Guided tours of the slough are available on weekends and a visitor’s center offers information on the history of the slough and local wildlife.
  • – Information about Moss Landing.
  • Sanctuary Cruises – Sanctuary Cruises offers whale watching trips on the Monterey Bay.
  • Elkhorn Slough Safari – Elkhorn Slough Safari takes visitors on a guided pontoon boat nature tour through the heart of the Elkhorn Slough.
  • Tom’s Sportfishing – Board the “Kahuna” and enjoy the day sportfishing on the Monterey Bay.
  • Monterey Bay Kayaks – Monterey Bay Kayaks offers visitors to Moss Landing an opportunity to kayak on the Monterey Bay and through Elkhorn Slough.
  • Moss Landing Harbor District – The Moss Landing Harbor District site has information on facilities and services, as well as a directory of area businesses and concessions directory.

(18 miles south from Moss Landing)

  • Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau – Visitors packets, travel tips, maps, information about local places to shop,and dine.
  • Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce – Features information on businesses on the peninsula, as well as local events.
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium – The Monterey Bay Aquarium is a world renowned facility located on Cannery Row in Monterey. It serves approximately 1.8 million visitors a year.
  • Fisherman’s Wharf – Fisherman’s Wharf features many unique shops and fine dining.
  • Laguna Seca Raceway – The Laguna Seca Raceway is host to many races including the Monterey Grand Prix.

(27 miles south of Moss Landing)

  • Carmel Guide – The Carmel Guide offers additional information on unique art galleries, shopping, fine dining, and wine tasting.

(23 miles south of Moss Landing)

  • Pebble Beach Resorts – Information on championship golf courses, fine dining, and more.

(12 miles southeast of Moss Landing)

  • National John Steinbeck Center – Located in Oldtown Salinas, the National Steinbeck Center celebrates Nobel Prize-winning writer John Steinbeck.

(5 miles southeast of Moss Landing)

  • California Artichoke Festival – Castroville is home to the Artichoke Festival which typically generates 13,000 visitors to the “Artichoke Center of the World” each year.

(9.5 miles north of Moss Landing)

  • Watsonville Fly-In – The Watsonville Fly-In occurs on Memorial Day weekend and features the World’s finest aerobatic performers, military demonstrations, military fly-bys, and military and civilian aircraft displays.

(20 miles north of Moss Landing)

  • Capitola Guide – Comprehensive guide on shopping, local events, and dining in the quaint shopping village of Capitola, a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Capitola is located on one of Santa Cruz County’s beautiful beaches.

(25 miles north of Moss Landing)

  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk – The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk offers thrill seekers the opportunity to enjoy a ride on the “Giant Dipper” a classic rollercoaster built in 1924. The Boardwalk is also home to the big band “Cocoanut Grove,” beautiful beaches, and the 1906 merry-go-round, which offers the opportunity to catch a brass ring while riding some of the finest hand carved horses in the world.
  • Santa Cruz County Conference & Visitors Council – Extensive information on things to do in Santa Cruz County.
  • Metro Santa Cruz – Santa Cruz’s weekly entertainment newspaper.
  • The Mystery Spot – As their web site states: “It can’t be explained. It can’t be described. It can only be experienced, and we welcome you to do just that, all year round!”

(31 miles north of Moss Landing)

  • Roaring Camp & Big Trees Narrow-Gauge Railroad – America’s last steam-powered passenger railroad with year-round passenger train service.